Bullies and Their Victims May Be at Higher Risk of Suicide

Research by sociology Associate Professor Robert Faris is cited in HealthDay.

A new analysis of research from around the world suggests that kids involved in bullying are at higher risk of suicidal thoughts and actions. Kids who bullied others and were victims themselves were the most troubled of all, the report found.

Researchers already know that there's a connection between bullying -- being a victim, a bully, or both at different times -- and suicidal thoughts, said Robert Faris, an associate professor of sociology at the University of California, Davis, who studies bullying. It's also clear that the link is stronger for the victims of bullying, he said.

Read more at HealthDay.